Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

My Sub Sero Refrigerator is saying that it needs repair. Do I need to call a service tech out or do I just need to clean it. It's not say what needs serviced. Can i do some trouble shooting first?

Posted by on

  • Rebecca Herbert Jul 21, 2009

    My MD# M700TC12 All it says is needs repair doesn't say what and seems to be running fine. however I did reset it and it seems to be find now.

  • Rebecca Herbert Jul 21, 2009

    Thank you , I reset it and seems to be fine now ill keep you posted if it comes on again.


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 336 Answers

Hi there,

Please post the exact model number of your ref. Also, we can help you more if you can find something like error besides the "needs repair display".

Anyway, could be a controller issue,sensor issue,defrost issue,dirty condenser, frozen coil,or ice built up from a backed up drain and the water freezing. Check as many as you’re able.

Good luck.

Jeep Brainy

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sub sero refrigertor forms ice on the back wall

Call for service. you most likely have a leak.

Jun 22, 2014 | Sub-Zero 650 / O Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Cleaned the condenser on model 690 sub zero side by side after 12 hour or so it says vacume the condenser......thanks


Is this still an issue as this post is a month old? Was the computer cleared after cleaning? If not, hold the (bell) button for 10 seconds and you should heard a beep. This will clear the computer (the fault from the screen). If it returns you may have a cooling issue only the computer noticed, you made need a service tech to look at this. But only if this continues.

I hope this helps.

Sep 16, 2013 | Sub-Zero 690 Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Fridge says "service"


In the link below has several really good articles that explain how to diaganose the cold control most common and evapoarotr on you Sub Zero refrigerator. Under refrigerator videos there are a couple Sub Zero Refrigerator repair videos.

Good luck with your repair, were here to help you.

Mar 05, 2011 | Sub-Zero 680 / F

1 Answer

Freezer is on but refrigerator is off

on some of these high end appliances such as sub sero there are actually two compressors you would have to remove the top plate on the unit and look to see if this model is equipped that way, if that is the case it is possible that the compressor relay has failed and you are not getting any coolant sent to the refrigerator side... a second thing to check would be the thermostat for the refrigerator it is merely a switch and can fail by taking the two wires and putting them togather if unit comes on then you have a bad thermostat... hope this helps you out repost with anymore questions.... good luck and please vote....

Jan 03, 2011 | Sub-Zero 695/O Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Need to vacuum condenser on subzero refrigerator

Good day,
There is no way to properly vacuum a Sub Zero machine.
The coils are too thick and dense.
They must be blown out. Service techs use either compressed air with a hose, or a nitrogen tank.

If you lack that, then a good push/pull shop vac with a crevice tool makes a good substutute.
It should be blown out from both directions, until totally clean.
It's ugly, messy and creates a lot of dirt in the area of the machine, but it's a necessity.

Failure to clean the condenser properly is the main reason for compressor failures on Sub Zero machines.

Thank you for using FixYa

Jan 05, 2010 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Cleaned condenser on sub sero 680f and now fridge is running high

Check to see if the condensor fan (underneath the refrigerator) and the evaporator fan (behind a panel in the freezer) are both running. If one of these is not running, the refrigerator will not have its full efficiency.

Oct 18, 2009 | Sub-Zero 680 / F

1 Answer

Sub zero wine cooler showing 78 and76 and says

Clean the condenser located under the unit. This may help. However, more serious problems involve refrigeration leaks shorted thermistors and non running fan motors. All are common. I recommend an authorized Subzero tech for this unit if cleaning the condenser does not help.

Sep 14, 2009 | Sub-Zero Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

3 Answers

Sub-Zero 511 Freon Leak

replacing leaking evaporator on Sub Zero R134A

Jun 22, 2008 | Sub-Zero 30.1 cu. ft. Cabinet Depth...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers


Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Brian Coughlan

Level 2 Expert

275 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides